Wanted: Crowdfunding! 20 Proven Ways to Reward Your Donors

Illustration by hurca.com @ fotolia.com Why consider crowdfunding? Maybe you want to engage a professional book strategist to ensure your nonfiction work succeeds in provoking a movement? Or enhancing your influence? Showcasing thought leadership? Boosting your business — or all of the above? Ever wondered how to pay for such a service? That’s what aRead the Rest…

The Business Case for NOT Writing a Book

No other industry has so many new product introductions. ~ Steven Piersanti, President, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 10 Awful Truths about Book Publishing.  You’re a businessperson, right? Would you decide to launch a new product into an oversaturated market with features and functionality that are little or no different to what’s already available? No? Then why are you rushingRead the Rest…

OUTSTANDING! 3 Steps That Break Through Barriers to Greatness

From the book that never gets written to the musical instrument that remains unplayed or played poorly, we’ve all experienced situations in which our aspirations exceed our abilities. And thank goodness for that. It is, after all, how the human race has progressed over millennia—this ability to see beyond our limitations and challenges, on theRead the Rest…

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Mike Figliuolo: Secrets of Successful Co-Authorship


Author Mike Figliuolo of thoughtLEADERS,LLC

Author Mike Figliuolo of thoughtLEADERS,LLC


“Should I or shouldn’t I go the co-author route with my next (or first) book?”

That’s a question I get asked all the time.

I’ve successfully co-authored five books–virtually with Craig Badings in Australia for Thought Leadership Tweet, plus a business leader in India–and three books with clients here in the U.S. Every experience has been a joy.

But that’s not the case for everyone.

In this recording I speak with Mike Figliuolo, founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC, a professional services firm specializing in leadership development. Mike’s new book, Lead Inside the Boxis co-authored with Victor Prince. His first, One Piece of Paperwas written alone.

How does Mike compare and contrast the two experiences? More to the point, what can you learn from Mike to ensure co-authorship is the right route for you?

Mike Figliuolo Interviewed July 2015

Download the transcript of the audio recording.

Buy your copy of Mike’s latest book, Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results.


For more tips and traps about co-authorship, read this useful SpeakerNetNews blog post.

3 Reasons Why No One Reads Your Book

One of the most common inquiries I get comes from business book authors who say no one is buying or reading their books. Can I help? The answer to which is invariably “no.” Like a house that’s been been poorly designed,  oftentimes it’s easier and cheaper to start from scratch. With that in mind, it’sRead the Rest…

The Rambo Author’s Guide to Writing Better Business Books

One of the reasons I love to read, and widely, is because you never know where your next good idea will come from. In the past I’ve taken clients through a number of different exercises to help them complete the following sentence (essential to any aspiring non-fiction author, wouldn’t you agree?): “The question that liesRead the Rest…

Book #15, Access to Asia, Launched

It’s always a special moment when a new author holds her book in her hands–in this case the result of 30 months’ hard thinking, researching, and writing. Intercultural communication and international etiquette expert, Sharon Schweitzer’s first book, Access to Asia: Your Multicultural Guide to Building Trust, Inspiring Respect, and Creating Long-Lasting Business Relationships (Wiley, 2015)–co-authored by me–hasRead the Rest…

Dr Liz, Audvisor Expert (with Tom Peters, Seth Godin etc.)

  Have you heard about Audvisor yet? That’s the app you can download through the Apple Store or Google Play that brings you short (under 3 minutes), powerful insights from “the world’s top experts.” And I’m honored to be considered one of them, along with the likes of Tom Peters, Seth Godin, Guy Kawasaki andRead the Rest…